Grateful Dead Live at Soldier Field on 1994-07-23
New Minglewood Blues
Lazy River Road
When I Paint My Masterpiece
Brown Eyed Women
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Samba In The Rain
Playing In The Band ->
Terrapin Station ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
One More Saturday Night
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Encore was missing on the only SBD copy I could find, so its patched with FOB [15th Row] Schoeps (Unknown Model) > DAT
July 23, 2014
Twenty years done come and gone my oh my!
Wow twenty years...where does the time go!
This is actually a very well played show for '94, with every tune showing up nicely and the only real clunker being Samba.
First set starts off with a rocking Picasso followed by a very well jammed Sugaree. Jerry sings and plays with passion, an effort he continues for most of the show. This version of Minglewood is BONA-FIDE! Bobby is really digging in and Jerry plays some nice slide while the drummers rock out. Although it didn't come off well live, this is a very sweet Lazy River Road with Jerry playing the with that "acoustic" tone. This is a very pleasant tune but just didn't have what it takes to hold the attention of a full stadium of partiers. Good Masterpiece with Bobby playing a real acoustic. Spunky Brown Eyed Woman finds Jerry playing and singing with vigor.
This Cassidy is the highlight of the show for me. With a spiraling jam that makes this a showcase version of this classic tune. The reviewer below that is disappointed that they close the set is missing out on a powerhouse Cassidy.
I'm not a big fan of Lucy or Samba and if they had played a killer Scarlet>Fire or something instead this would be a five star show. Oh well, cant have it all... This Playin is good but pales in comparison to the one at Deer Creek on 7-19, one of the best from modern times and the longest of '94 by over five minutes. The Terrapin that follows is powerful and majestic tho with a nice jam afterword. Decent Other One leads into picture perfect Wharf Rat with Jerry's voice conveying the emotion of the lyric perfectly. An expected but rockin Saturday Night closes.
The encore is a poignant Heavens Door.
This is one of the better shows I saw in '94 and if it had a better second set opener I would give it five stars, but as it is its a very solid four.
August 26, 2011
I really like this one. Sound is great, and the music is great. Playin' is a little short, but they pick up the theme a bit after Terrapin. Vince misses the cues, and keeps on his track... that's Vince.
Speaking of Vince, I probably improved my source a bit by discarding Samba in the Rain. I recently heard one that surprised me, with Jerry getting most of the parts right. But I'm not a fan of the song, and the set flows really good without it.
I disagree about the Jerry flubbing his way through the Playin' jam. I thought he took a very listenable, tasteful path.
Let's All Be Cheerful
August 25, 2011
First set is OK, but the second set is a clunker. The PITB is one of the worst ever, and Jerry's playing is clams casino. Space runs 26 minutes -- nice pissbreak if you have to go four times.
spirit of eden
April 15, 2009
Very high energy affair
This is a kick a** show . It was my 2nd GD show attended .
Cassidy stands out very nicely in this monitor SBD version. As does the entire show , but Playin and Terapin play loud , as the playing is outstanding . Especially the post terrapin jam ; some of the finest , solid and more mature stuff ive heard of this band in the 90 s . It sounds like a sonic cosmic wave of sound that belongs in the heavens ( neat description , eh ? }.
This show , or a collection of summer 1994 - would be more appropriate - would be a sweet vault release project in part by the band